MINNEAPOLIS Despite beginning the year at Triple-A Rochester, Minnesota left-hander Scott Diamond has pitched the most innings of any Twins pitcher this season. He lasted 5-13 innings Sunday against Chicago and has now pitched 153-23 innings for the Twins this season, more than he's pitched in a year at any point in his professional career.
Over his last several starts, it appears as if Diamond's workload is catching up to him a bit. That includes Sunday's outing, as he gave up a career-high six runs on seven hits in Minnesota's 9-2 loss in the series finale to the White Sox.
Diamond insists he's fine physically, however.
"I still feel like the ball's coming out well," Diamond said after Sunday's loss. "I was able to work down pretty well today, even though I gave up a lot of fly balls. I'm still trying to go as deep into games as I can. As of right now, I haven't really been able to get to that seven-inning mark, which was usually my goal. I'm going to keep going out there and ...